Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Kafka

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Release notes for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka

The Splunk Add-on for Kafka is deprecated and the functionality of pulling Kafka events using modular inputs is no longer supported. Use Splunk Connect for Kafka to pull Kafka events using modular inputs.


Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka is compatible with the following software, CIM versions, and platforms.

Splunk platform versions 6.2 or later
CIM 4.2 or later
Platforms Unix and Linux
Vendor Products Apache Kafka 0.8.2

The field alias functionality is compatible with the current version of this add-on. The current version of this add-on does not support older field alias configurations.

For more information about the field alias configuration change, refer to the Splunk Enterprise Release Notes.

New features

Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following new features.

Date Issue number Description

Fixed issues

Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka fixes the following issues.

Date resolved Issue number Description

Known issues

Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following known issues.

Date Issue number Description
2016-10-27 ADDON-11806 This add-on only supports Unix and Linux platform, but not Windows platform.
2016-03-10 ADDON-8242 Centralized configuration of forwarders is not fault tolerant.
2016-02-24 ADDON-7959 After removing a forwarder on setup page, the broker information and data inputs dispatched on the forwarder are still shown.
2016-02-22 ADDON-7899 Setup GUI does not truncate or wrap long strings, causing display errors.
2016-01-30 ADDON-7646 FIPS mode is not supported by this add-on. For a workaround, see Add-ons and FIPS mode in the Splunk Add-ons manual.
2016-01-25 ADDON-7570 GUI for editing an already configured Kafka Cluster on the Setup page saves your edits even if you click cancel.
2016-01-13 ADDON-5325 requireClientCert=true in server.conf is not supported by add-ons using modular inputs and REST. If this setting is enabled in server.conf, communication is broken between the modular input and splunkd and the add-on stops collecting data. The following error appears in the splunkd.log: "SSL3_GET_CLIENT_CERTIFICATE:peer did not return a certificate." The workaround is to set requireClientCert=false.
2016-01-11 ADDON-7398 When setup page changes are saved, add-on should check for topic duplication.
2015-12-30 ADDON-7252 Not able to save setup page update if cursor is in blank index field and the user hits Enter to save.
2015-09-29 ADDON-5818 If managing modular input configuration centrally from a search head cluster node, forwarders sometimes disappear from the list of forwarders, after saving successfully. Workaround: wait at least five seconds to allow the setup page to fully load before attempting any configuration. Wait at least three seconds after saving each cluster or forwarder configuration.
2015-09-23 ADDON-5757 Invalid forwarders accept data collection tasks from centralized modular input configuration, even if they cannot handle them, causing those collection tasks to fail with an error.

Third-party software attributions

Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka incorporates the following third-party software or libraries.

Last modified on 07 April, 2021
Source types for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
Release history for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released

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